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Alternative living: an interview with Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative

It sometimes seems that the only option in regard to student housing is moving from your overpriced first-year halls to a crumbling, single-glazed Marchmont flat. However, there are other options when it comes to choosing where to live during your years at university. Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative offers students a cost-effective, democratically run and sociable […]

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Exclusive: Peter Mathieson’s first face-to-face interview as University of Edinburgh Principal

The Student talks to the University of Edinburgh’s new Principal Peter Mathieson, former Vice-Chancellor and President of Hong Kong University, in his first face-to-face interview since taking post.  Mathieson laid out his ambitions and plans for his tenure while discussing his £342,000 a year salary, freedom of speech and the university’s poor student satisfaction. Why […]

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The dangers of everyday ableism

Ableism is a form of discrimination against the disabled. It can manifest itself through the language or actions of individuals, be perpetuated by inconsiderate government policies, or be institutionally ingrained in businesses, schools and universities. Not only can it be extremely upsetting for disabled people on a personal level, ableism also contributes to the disparities […]

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2017/18 student liberation campaign committees announced

The University of Edinburgh have announced their Liberation Campaign Committee for the 2017/18 academic year. This is the first year that the liberation officers will be backed by a committee team, an initiative that hopes to increase the impact of these roles. Students Moyo, Elizabeth, and Enkuush will be undertaking the roles of Welfare, Campaigns […]

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Students turned away from polls in key swing seat

Hundreds of students in the Newcastle Under Lyme constituency have reportedly been denied the opportunity to vote in the 2017 General Election. The Huffington Post has reported that polling stations were using an out of date electoral register, meaning that newly registered Keele University students have been turned away. In 2015, Labour won the seat by […]

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Success for the SNP in recent council elections

The Scottish National Party (SNP) have returned the most councillors in the recent council elections held on Thursday 5 May. The party now has 19 seats overall, one more than the Conservatives who now have 18 councillors after gaining seven seats. Labour lost eight of their seats, dropping from first to third place in Edinburgh […]

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Lifestyle Overseas Escapades

Ellen’s guide to travelling solo

Through a series of happy accidents, I found myself travelling alone through Italy last summer.  Although a daunting prospect, the challenges of travelling fully independently made the trip an incredible experience full of excitement, self-growth and gelato.  Here are a few tips I picked up along the way to help make your experience as a […]

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Officers begin carrying Tasers outside Holyrood in the wake of the Westminster attack

In the wake of the Westminster terrorist attack, police patrolling outside the Scottish Parliament will now be armed with Tasers. The new measure is being introduced as part of a review of security procedures at Holyrood after Khalid Masood killed four people, including a police officer, in London. This comes after Police Scotland Chief Constable […]